Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.35
Liaison Christa Rieck
Submission Date Nov. 23, 2015
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University of Houston
EN-11: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Gabriel Durham
Graduate assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
22

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
198

A copy of the list and brief descriptions of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:
A list and brief descriptions of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

See attached list


Does the institution have at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
Yes

A brief description of the certificate program:

The Senior Certified Sustainability Professional Online Training Program is designed to prepare students for an exciting career as a leader in the green-collar economy. As a certified sustainability professional, graduates will be responsible for setting the course and coordinating an enterprise's sustainability strategy.

Millions of new jobs in this rapidly growing sector will be available to people who set themselves apart from the crowd by earning the professional credentials and skills they need to lead sustainable business practices. Learning objectives of the course include:

- Establish and maintain a green procurement strategy
- Apply the principles of environmentally preferred purchasing, design for environment, eco-control systems, and sustainable business practices
- Identify corporate social responsibility strategies to meet organizational needs
- Develop and use Environmental Management System (EMS) practices
- Select and effectively use a variety of environmental accounting methods
- Improve product positioning using the green marketing-mix principles
- Organize and sequence carbon strategies using the World Resource Institute protocol
- Improve operational sustainability through greening the logistics and supply chain
- Plan continued organizational sustainability strategies as an internal or external consultant

Other certifications include:
The Biofuel Production Operations Online Training Program
The Building Analyst Quick Start online program
The Certified Green Supply Chain Professional Online Training Program
The Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager Program
The Certified Indoor Environmentalist Program
The Natural Gas Plant Operations Online Training Program
The Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments (PCBA) Online Training Program
The Principles of Green Buildings (PGB) program
The Solar Power Professional Program


Year the certificate program was created:
2,013

The website URL where information about sustainability in continuing education courses is available :

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